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Zapping Long Distance: Taser Grenades

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Unpleated khakis FTW!

Seen here looking suspiciously like a vibrator, an employee of Taser International shows off the company's latest creation -- a 50,000-volt taser grenade. Oh, hold on -- I'm being asked to reiterate THAT THIS IS NOT A SEXTOY. Ha! I'll be the judge of that. *wedging grenade firmly under taint*

The Daily's Justin Rocket Silverman (Rocket!) has the distinction of being the first civilian to be zapped by the new weapon, an experience he takes quite stoically, though the company wouldn't actually fire the thing at him and just shocked him with a box of Taser Grenade guts instead...The military is currently conducting tests with the projectile and police departments could be soon to follow

There's a video of dude getting shocked by the thing after the jump, which is more than a little anticlimactic considering they don't actually fire it at him (it's typically deployed from a special rifle) and instead just shock him with the innards of one. 50,000 volts? Pleaaaaase -- I've been struck by lightning before. And that, dear reader, is why you never call Zeus a Santa-bearded pussy.

Hit the jump for a video of all of Taser International's products (grenade stuff starts at 1:15).

Watch the 50,000 Volt Taser Grenade Shock Its First Civilian Victim [gizmodo]

Thanks to Paul, who claims it takes at least 50K volts just to get him out of bed in the morning. That...sounds like depression.

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